Loomis State Forest: Cold Springs to Goodenough

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Date/Time
Date(s): 07/21/2022 - 07/24/2022
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Total: 12 / Remaining: 10

Location
Disappointment & Goodenough Trailheads

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Project Profile
  • Region: The Okanogan, Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No experience necessary
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Drop-in Work Party
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)

Project Description

The mountains are calling and you must go on this trip with a PNTA crew to maintain an epic gateway to the Pasayten Wilderness!  Bonus: For this trip the PNTA is offering a volunteer shuttle between Sedro-Woolley and the trailhead— learn more below.

A pair of PNTA parties will maintain the PNT from Cold Springs in Loomis State Forest (Chopaka Mountain Trail, Goodenough Park Trail) to Teapot Dome in the Pasayten Wilderness (Goodenough Peak Trail, Long Draw TR 340, Boundary TR 533).

This Loomis SF team will keep a basecamp at Goodenough trailhead, while a second team backpacks into the Pasayten Wilderness.  The Loomis team will maintain the PNT between Cold Springs and Goodenough Peak, and offer supplemental pack support to the backcountry team, if needed.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer to help clear the path of the PNT by joining this log out party as a “swamper” who follows behind sawyers, rolling log rounds and tossing branches off the trail. Take turns on the end of a crosscut saw as we maintain a corridor through the Wilderness. Crew members also use loppers or handsaws to trim back brush and saplings growing in the corridor, and/or dirtwork tools to restore the tread and clear drains along the way. 

If you’re not available to serve on a crew, but you’re up for a solid day hike (or two-day trip in the Pasayten!), you can still make a difference by helping a crew carry gear and supplies to their spike camp in the Wilderness.  See the Pack Support event for details.

No trail crew experience necessary: the PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your camp gear and daypack, and a thirst for a rewarding day on the trail!

See Resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and packing recommendations.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2021
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): TBD
  • Trip Time: up to 6+ hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 6–8 miles round trip daily
  • Spots Available: 2 daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by 12:00 p.m., Friday July 15th
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Tonasket Ranger District, and Loomis State Forest
  • Rendezvous Location: TBD
  • Staging Area: Goodneough Trailhead
  • Camping: Multi-day participants can disperse camp as part of the PNTA crews 
  • Directions: See Location for directions

 


About Drop-in Work Parties

“Drop-in” volunteers make a difference by boosting the capacity of a PNTA Performance Crew. The crew works on site for the duration of the trip, but volunteers are welcome to participate for as long as they like.

Meals are available for multi-day participants who register early enough for us to include them in meal plans.  (See Meals deadline in Project Details, above.)

Want to dig deeper and play longer? The Performance Crew works at this location for a full week, and drop-in volunteers are welcome to join any day.  Contact the Project Leader at volunteer@pnt.org if you’d like to join the crew on a day not listed in the registry.

 


About the Volunteer Shuttle

Drop-in volunteers are welcome to drive personal vehicles and join us for a day or two on the trail — or they are welcome to sign up for our volunteer shuttle and register for a five-day excursion.

On Thursday morning our Volunteer Coordinator will drive a shuttle from Sedro-Woolley to Goodenough Trailhead, with space for (4) four volunteers.  Stops can be made along the way in Winthrop, Okanogan, Omak, Tonasket, etc.

After camping overnight at the established trailhead basecamp, on Friday morning volunteers will join their PNTA trail crews and enjoy a rewarding weekend on the PNT’s eastern gateway to the Pasayten Wilderness.

On Monday afternoon, the shuttle will depart and make the (5) five hour return trip to Sedro-Woolley.

 


Register for this Party

Note: If you’ve already booked a spot on this trip and you’d like to book additional spots for other members of your group, or view the booking options again, then log out of your pnt.org account (if applicable) and reload this page.

Ticket Type Spaces
Base Crew: 07/21, Thr — Long Draw TR 340
With enough pack support volunteers, Base Crew can focus more of their day on trail maintenance at the start of Long Draw Trail, and work their way back to Goodenough basecamp.
Base Crew: 07/22, Fri — Chopaka Mountain Trail
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Drop-in volunteers welcome! (Hike length at maximum range, roundtrip: 6 miles)
Base Crew: 07/23, Sat — Chopaka Mountain Trail
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Drop-in volunteers welcome!
Base Crew: 07/24, Sun — Chopaka Mountain Trail
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Drop-in volunteers welcome!
Base Crew: 07/25, Mon — Goodenough Peak
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Drop-in volunteers welcome! Today Base Crew will maintain Goodenough Peak Trail, adding fill to a turnpike west of the peak. At the end of the day, they'll tie in with the Backcountry Crew as they hike out from the Wilderness, and help them carry gear back to basecamp.
Shuttle Crew: Thr–Mon, 7/21–7/25
Catch the roundtrip shuttle and join the basecamp crew for the weekend, maintaining the PNT across Loomis State Forest.




All Events at Disappointment & Goodenough Trailheads

Volunteer Resources

Please note, all work party projects are subject to change. Unfortunately, sometimes the weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause us to cancel or reschedule an event. If we make any changes to an event after you have registered, we will contact you as soon as possible with new information.

HOW TO JOIN A PNTA WORK PARTY

  1. Register:  Search for an event on your favorite trail and register for the amount of time you would like to help out.
  2. Get Confirmation:  If you’re a new volunteer at PNTA, we’ll email a Volunteer Enrollment Form so that you can complete your registration.
  3. Join us on the Trail:  After we confirm your registration, a PNTA representative will contact you with more information about the event.

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